The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) announces the winner and finalists for its inaugural Best in Business Book Award, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding business books published between July 30, 2019 and July 30, 2020. This year’s award was sponsored by Investopedia.
The book chosen by the judges as the winner is The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care – and How to Fix It by Dr. Marty Makary.
“The Price We Pay is fresh, enlightening, accessible, and impactful on the most critical issue of our time, healthcare,” said Pattie Sellers, head judge and co-CEO of SellersEaston Media. “The book has made news, helped to change policy, and offers real solutions,” Sellers said.
Caleb Silver, SABEW vice president, contest chair, and editor in chief of Investopedia said, “Our inaugural contest brought in dozens of excellent business books by our long-form colleagues in the industry this year, which is a testament to the excellent work being done in and out of newsrooms in 2020. Congratulations to Dr. Makary, the runner-ups and all of this year’s finalists on demonstrating the power of business news in this critical era.”
The judges also selected two finalists from the 41 entries received – No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier and Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America by Gerald Posner. Frier and Posner will both receive a $500 cash prize with Dr. Makary receiving $1,000.
Dr. Makary will be recognized at SABEW’s virtual conference, November 17-20. The session titled, “A Conversation with Best in Business Book Award Winner,” will take place on Friday, November 20, 3:30 p.m. EST. Caleb Silver will interview Dr. Makary and then take questions submitted by attendees.
SABEW is the world’s largest and oldest organization of business and financial journalists. It is well-known for its prestigious Best in Business annual awards but for the first year has pivoted to focus on business books as a standalone category. The Best in Business Book awards are done in partnership with Investopedia.com.
For more information on the contest, contact Tess McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.